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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dyno time, finally.

i wanted to take a picture or two while on the dyno but it was way too much fun.
granted, no one reads this blog, but a huge thank you goes out to Yellowstone Harley Davidson. they treated me like gold; 3 power pulls for a 24 pack of Peebers. AND, there was something about my bike that continued to shut down their computer, as soon as i hit power band, the whole thing would freeze up. in the end we had to clean out a bunch of drain pans and shield the CPU with them in an effort to deflect some of the electromagnetic hate spewing from my stator.
so the way it breaks down is this: 36 HP 33 ft.lbs. of torque in 2nd gear at just under 6krpm. kind weak but that is at the rear wheel running 19-28 gears. i was able to do two more pulls in 3rd and 4th gears and the HP dropped a little with each shift. so now i can map out my HP throughout the transmission. it all sounds kinda stupid but i promise, Mouse (my smarter alter-ego) says he has a plan.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Party foul

Some CR500 hate.

swedish madness

i'm not sure how well these guys did but the most interesting part of this bike is the absence of a trans. engine-->primary-->clutch-->jackshaft-->final drive 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Sissy bar fab

Always wear the proper eye protection. In steady's case this would be Dolce & Gabana.

Maintaining an organized, clutter free work environment is crucial.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

aaaaaaand, more fast.

 so my engine guy said i should get a temp gage to monitor how hot the plug is getting, the idea being so that i can shut it down if i see a spike. but no one seemed to know how hot these things get. shit, i still don't. but i do know how hot the thermometer gets before it stops working.